As part of its mandate to ensure a pan-African digital built environment, BIM Africa facilitated the participation of individuals from Nigeria and Ghana as the Country Editorial Team for the open source BIM Dictionary Project by the BIMe Initiative supported by ChangeAgents AEC in Melbourne, Australia.

The BIM Dictionary Projects is an Open Source project that aims to provide a reliable resource for establishing a common understanding of frequently used terms across the Design, Construction and Operation (DCO) sectors. The BIM Dictionary connects hundreds of terms to their vetted descriptions and translations, and act as a peer-reviewed reference to online guides and tools.

The BIM Dictionary includes hundreds of Dictionary Items composed of terms, descriptions, synonyms and abbreviations. Many of these terms will be translated into other languages through the efforts of international volunteers

Individuals that make up the team includes:

Nigeria Editor: Mr. Lot Kaduma of Design Marks Concepts, Nigeria, Lot is supported by Dr. Ahmad Mohammad Ahmad of Qatar University, Qatar, Mr. Mansur Hamma-adama of Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom, Mr. Moses Itanola of AIICAD Consult Ltd, Nigeria, and Mr. Onyema Udeze of Blaze Academy, Nigeria.

Ghana Editor: Mr. Richard Acquah of Pentecost University College, Ghana. Richard is supported by Dr. Abdul-Majeed Mahamadu of University of the West of England, United Kingdom, Dr. Karen Banahene Blay of Loughborough University, United Kingdom, and Mr. Antwi-Afari Maxwell Fordjour of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

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We are inviting individuals with the ability to formulate Editorial Teams for Countries across Africa and who are interested in contributing to the project. Kindly contact us